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Biz Markie
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Biz Markie: Beastie Boys’ Mike D Pays Tribute to Dead Rapper

Beastie Boys and Biz Markie were both New York hip-hop pioneers, so it’s natural they spent a lot of time together. The two artists often shared a stage, including a 1988 Madison Square Garden show where Biz performed an inimitable version of Elton John’s “Bennie and The Jets.” (The song later ended up on the

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Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox
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Megan Fox Made a Pro/Con List Before Dating MGK

She didn’t reveal what she wrote down on either side of the list, but it’s safe to assume the winner of the head-versus-heart battle. Last June, Fox and MGK appeared on the Give Them Lala … With Randall podcast for their first interview as a couple and talked about meeting on the set of their upcoming film Midnight in the

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alter ego singing competition judges
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Grimes, Alanis Morissette to Judge ‘Alter Ego’ Singing Competition

Grimes, Alanis Morissette, and Will.i.am will serve as judges on the upcoming reality singing series Alter Ego, Fox announced Friday. A spin on The Masked Singer concept — where celebrities perform wearing ostentatious costumes to hide their identity — Alter Ego will feature unknown singers performing as their “dream avatar” thanks to motion capture and

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Rufus Du Sol
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Rufus Du Sol, Nina Kraviz & More Dance Tracks: First Spin

Almost three years after the release of their Grammy-nominated album Solace, Australian band Rüfüs Du Sol have returned with a new single, “Alive” — which means a fourth LP can’t be too far behind. At its start, “Alive” doesn’t welcome so much as loom. “There’s a pain in my chest that I can’t describe,” lead

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 26: Matt Bellamy of Muse performs live in concert at State Farm Arena on March 23, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Ryan Fleisher/imageSPACE/MediaPunch /IPX
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Muse’s Matt Bellamy Bought Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ Guitar

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has acquired the yellow telecaster Jeff Buckley the singer-songwriter used throughout his 1994 LP Grace, and he’s using it to record new music. First up is a new rendition of Muse’s 2009 song “Guiding Light,” which will appear on his upcoming solo EP Cryosleep. “Jeff’s Telecaster that he recorded the whole

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Grammy Nomination Process: More Transparent Than Ever
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Grammy Nomination Process: More Transparent Than Ever

Nashville-based rapper Daisha McBride is one of the 2,710 potential new voting and nonvoting members invited to join the academy in June. “As hip-hop artists, we definitely have this idea about the Grammys because of what JAY-Z and The Weeknd have said [about], ‘Hey, the Grammys aren’t fair,’” she says. “But I think as long

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Sam Williams' New Song With Keith Urban: Hear 'Kids'
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Sam Williams’ New Song With Keith Urban: Hear ‘Kids’

Sam Williams, the grandson of country music’s forefather Hank Williams Sr., has announced his debut album. Glasshouse Children, a collection of 10 songs, will be released August 20th on Mercury Nashville. But sparse country like his grandfather’s “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” this is not. Sam Williams works in lush, immersive dream-pop country. His

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Money Business
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Round Hill Music Raises Another $86.5 Million

Round Hill Music Fund Royalty Ltd. has sold another 86.5 million shares at $1 a share bringing total capital raising from its listing on the London Stock Exchange bringing total funding to $416.6 million since it went public back in November 2020. Since then the fund has acquired a portfolio of song catalogs owned by

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Hear Haim's New Single 'Cherry Flavored Stomach Ache'
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Hear Haim’s New Single ‘Cherry Flavored Stomach Ache’

Haim have released a new song, “Cherry Flavored Stomach Ache,” which comes off the soundtrack to upcoming Netflix film The Last Letter From Your Lover. “Cherry Flavored Stomach Ache,” which appears during a key scene in the movie, was written by Haim and Ariel Rechtshaid and produced by Danielle Haim and Ariel Rechtshaid. Haim was

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The Kid Laroi
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The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ at No. 1 In Australia

It’s the fifth leader for Bieber, after “What Do You Mean?” and “Love Yourself” (both in 2015), “I Don’t Care” with Ed Sheeran (2019) and “Peaches” (2021). “Stay” will appear on Laroi’s forthcoming mixtape F**k Love 3 EP, due out next Friday (July 23). Further down the list, BTS bag a fourth Top 10 singles

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